Two quadcopter drones buzzed around the two-story lecture hall on the third floor of James Branch Cabell Library last Wednesday as Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone” played through the sound system and a massive video wall welcomed a small crowd to the “Cabell Aerodrome.”

“I’m a nerd, so I love stuff like this,” said Mohammad Zafar, a sophomore computer science major in the School of Engineering. “I decided to come out today because I thought it’d be fun to get a chance to fly a drone.”

Zafar was one of several students who stopped by Cabell Library to take part in Wednesdays in the Workshop, a weekly series this semester that offers hands-on demonstrations and instruction on the tools, equipment and technology in the WorkshopVCU Libraries‘ open-to-all maker and media space, which features 3-D printers, a laser cutter/engraver, sewing machines, video and audio production studios, and much more.

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